The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder is the Cyclones' 27th known verbal for 2003, but first addition to a position of great need.
"It was a great trip," an enthusiastic Berryman told TheInsiders' David Garvin last week upon his return from Ames. "It snowed while we were up there and I love snow. I've never seen it before. (ISU linebacker) Brandon Brown was my guest host."
Berryman finished with more than 60 tackles and 16 sacks this season for Kashmere, which made the Class 4A state playoffs and finished 8-3 overall.
He's in the mold of current ISU rush end Tyson Smith and could follow a similar path at the Division I level. Smith started his career as a SAM linebacker before making the move to rush end early in his career.
The Cyclones' defensive coaches are debating which spot is Berryman's best.
"I'm real flexible," he said. "When the defensive end sees the tape, he wants me at defensive end. When the linebacker coach sees the tape, he wants me at linebacker. Whatever the head coach wants me play, I'll do it. I just love to play football.
"I've watched a couple (Cyclone) games and like the way (Tyson Smith) plays. He's very aggressive and goes after the quarterback every down. He also has to play smart. I really like to rush the quarterback.
Cyclone assistant coach Mike Nelson was his primary recruiter.